A results oriented workshop designed to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions

You can have the greatest strategy in the world but if you cannot implement it, it is not worth the paper it is written on. While senior leaders are the mastermind of strategy, middle managers are the lynchpin of success in strategy implementation. It is said that the “devil is in the details”. Hence, it is extremely important that middle managers are able to tailor an execution plan which effectively supports the strategy.

This programme is designed with the aim to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions.

Please refer to http://cps.smu.edu.sg/strategy-implementation for the programme outline.



This programme is suitable for supervisors and middle managers who wish to enhance their skills in:

  • translating the strategy into day-to-day actions.
  • coaching staff members through the transition.
  • modelling the right behaviours and right actions.
  • providing feedback on the implementation's progress to people both above and below them.




Participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to undergo an assessment at the end of the programme. Only upon meeting the minimum attendance rate and passing of the assessment, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.

Participants who failed the assessment will be given a chance for re-assessment at a re-assessment fee of S$214.00 (after GST). Each participant is allowed up to 1 re-assessment. The re-assessment has to be taken within 1 month following the last attempt. The re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy.

Participants who meet the minimum attendance rate but do not achieve a pass for the assessment will be issued a Certificate of Participation

Type of Course



Management and Leadership,
Business Improvement, Innovation and Excellence

Credit Units


Instructional Methods and Expectations

This highly engaging, interactive and results oriented workshop focuses on the middle managers’ critical role. Through group discussions, paired sharing, individual reflection, mini case studies, neuroscience and videos, it addresses key issues following the this outline:

  • How Middle Managers Can Influence Change
  • Four Essential Implementaton Activities
  • Understanding the Implementation Challenge
  • The Importance of Being Stewards of Strategy
  • Facilitated Discussion Using "Square Wheels"
  • Lessons Learned from a Case Study


Full Fee : S$909.50 (after GST) per person

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/ for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to S$250 per annum). Please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/skillsupgrade/home/skillsup… for more information on UTAP and application.



Course Dates

INTAKE 5: 15 Aug 2017 [Open for Registration]


Mr Robin Speculand

A recognised pioneer and expert in strategy implementation, Robin Speculand is driven to transform strategy implementation globally by inspiring leaders to adopt a different approach.

The founder and CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int, he created the Implementation Hub, the world’s first online portal dedicated to strategy implementation. His work begins as clients are crafting their strategy and starting to think about the implementation. This international bestselling author has sold more than 40,000 books worldwide and been featured on BBC, Channel News Asia and CNBC. His latest book and fourth in the series is Excellence in Execution – HOW to Implement Your Strategy, Morgan James NY.

Robin is a masterful event facilitator and an engaging keynote speaker. His work has been featured widely in the media, including BBC Global, Gulf Connoisseur, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Oman Observer, Sunday Telegraph and Financial Times.